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The Mobile Maker Lab features a variety of 21st Century Manufacturing technologies such as 3D printers, CNC routers, embroidery machines, vinyl cutters, and laser cutters.

3D Printers

 

Overview:

The LulzBot Mini is an easy-to-use desktop 3D printer that creates a three-dimensional object by adding material together layer by layer. Similar to a hot glue gun, the nozzle heats up to melt the PLA (Polylactic acid), which is a type of plastic commonly used in 3D printing. One can find an object of their choice at Thingiverse.com or design their own object at Tinkercad.com and download it as an STL file to ensure compatibility for printing. 

 

See a Lulzbot Mini 3D printer in Action.

Link to Manufacturer

Download Thingiverse Instructions & Guidelines

Download Tinkercad Instructions & Guidelines

 

CNC Routers

Overview:

Inventables' Carvey is a desktop CNC router allowing for safe and easy 3D carving. Utilizing Inventables' cloud-based software Easel, one can access both the design interface and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) output needed to execute the carving job.                                                                                                           

Watch this video on how to use Easel.

Link to Manufacturer

Download Instructions & Guidelines

Embroidery Machines

 

Overview:

The Brother PE540D is a USB enabled embroidery machine technology that quickly turns images into stitches. SewArt is a software that turns images into toolpaths that the embroidery machine can read and translate into stitches.

 

Check out the Brother PE540D before we visit.

Link to Manufacturer

Download Instructions & Guidelines

Vinyl Cutters

 
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Overview:

The Silhouette Portrait is an electronic cutting machine that utilizes a small blade to cut out vinyl stickers and other materials. Similar to your home printer, it uses USB/Bluetooth enabled technology to quickly turn vectors into toolpaths and toolpaths into tangible objects. 

 

Check out the Silhouette Portrait.

Link to Manufacturer

Download Instructions & Guidelines

 

Laser Cutters

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Overview:

The Glowforge Laser Printer is a crowd-funded, desktop tool that uses laser cutter/engraver technology to shape wood, leather, fabric, and other materials. With precision & speed, the subtractive technology utilizes heat to quickly manipulate a variety of materials. Glowforge’s cloud-based software is intuitive & provides feeds & speeds whatever the material.

 

Check out the Glowforge Laser Cutter before we arrive.

Link to Manufacturer

Download Instructions & Guidelines

Download Google Draw Instructions & Guidelines

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